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The best kept secret in music


"Ziaf on TV!"

Ziaf were featured on a Channel 4 News Arts & Entertainment segment with Joyce Kulhawick in December, 2004. The segment included interviews and live performance. Joyce Kulhawick, arts and entertainment anchor for CBS4 News, has been an integral part of the region’s cultural landscape for over 20 years. CBS4 is a member of The Viacom Television Stations Group, a unit of Viacom Inc., one of the world’s largest entertainment and media companies. - CBS Channel 4 News

"Quartet revives French chanteuse's dramatic songs"

feature article with photo on front of Arts and Entertainment section Boston Globe, March 2004 - Boston Globe, March 2004

"Piaf has been resurrected.."

“Piaf has been resurrected by Ziaf, which is actually the multifaceted alt-rock band All the Queen’s Men, with vocals by Christine Zufferey, who hails from Switzerland and speaks French. Close your eyes and pretend you’re on the left bank.” -Boston Globe March 2004, photo and feature in Globe “Go!” section - Boston Globe “Go!” section

"Tourbillonnant, envoûtant!"

Tourbillonnant, envoûtant! - live review with photo, Le Nouvelliste, Switzerland April 2004 - Le Nouvelliste, Switzerland April 2004

"They don’t cover Piaf.."

“They don’t cover Piaf, but put their own contemporary spin on her songs..” -Artist spotlight and show preview with photo in Boston Globe Calendar December 2004 - Boston Globe Calendar December 2004

"Pared-down rock version of Edith Piaf’s music"

“Pared-down rock version of Edith Piaf’s music…Once in a while success comes comes when and where you least expect it.” -Front page photo and preview recommendation in Providence Journal, “Live this Weekend” Arts section, October 2004 - Providence Journal, “Live this Weekend” Arts section


"Hommage à Edith Piaf"(released in April 2004) received airplay
"Hello Boy! You come with me?" (released in April 2005)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Ziaf performs the work of the legendary French chanteuse, Edith Piaf, but to call them a cover band would largely miss the point. Ziaf are interpreters who put a hip, engaging spin on Piaf’s repertoire, attracting a diverse audience of rock scene hipsters, curiosity seekers, and older people who remember the Piaf legend, if not her whole songbook. Christine Zufferey is a captivating singer who draws listeners into the emotional content of the song, and it makes little difference whether the listener understands the French language, since emotion is universal. In fact, listeners who think they don’t like French music may be stunned to find themselves drawn into the music through Ziaf’s clever arrangements. The accompanying musicians (Catherine Capozzi-guitar; Carol Namkoong-piano; Tamora Gooding-drums) provide sympathetic backing to the sheer power of Zufferey’s voice. And for French music to come across so forcefully in the Anglophone city of Boston, where Ziaf is based, tells you there is something very special and magical about this band.